Articles tagged with ‘Spice Girls’
Posted on April 19th, 2017 at 6:49 am by SBGLA
Former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham has received an OBE from the Duke of Cambridge for services to the fashion industry.
Victoria, who was joined by her husband David Beckham and her parents for the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, was recognised for her 17-year career.
The sultry star wore an all-black outfit for the investiture ceremony, pairing a black top with a long draping skirt and matching high-heeled stilettos.
After her OBE was pinned to her jumper by Prince William, Victoria allowed herself to grin as she talked with the Prince.
Before she collected her award, Victoria appeared a little nervous upon arrival.
The 43-year-old looked rather downcast as she sat in a car alongside David and her mum.
The Beckhams have been close to the royals for many years now, thanks to David’s charity sports work.
The couple even attended Wills’ wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011, when Victoria was pregnant with youngest child Harper.
In a speech afterwards, she said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be at Buckingham Palace today. I’m proud to be British, honoured and humbled to receive my OBE from the Duke of Cambridge.
“If you dream big and work hard you can accomplish great things.
“I’m so happy to share this very special occasion with my parents and husband; without their love and support, none of this would be possible.”
The Spice Girl turned fashion designer – who is mum to four kids – has said that rather than having a huge circle of friends, she surrounds herself with just the people she genuinely enjoys spending time with, including her family.
“I’m very close to my sister and a friend I went to school with, and then three or four others. I think a true friend understands that you can’t see them as much as you might want, because they’re busy as well.
“Everyone I’m friends with has a career and a family.”
She broke news of her OBE to kids Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and Harper, five, on a festive break in the Maldives.
Friends of the fashion designer said she was “delighted and humbled for the recognition”.
Posted on March 8th, 2017 at 5:41 pm by SBGLA
Style icon Victoria Beckham is going global!
The celebrated Fashion designer spoke to Handelsblatt Magazine in one of her rare interviews about her plans to make it even bigger in the fashion biz…
This year the former Spice Girl was awarded the OBE (‘Order of the British Empire’) by Queen Elizabeth II and now says she is on track for massive worldwide expansion. Oo-er!
Beckham, 42, won a British Fashion Award as designer brand of the year in 2011, manages her brand in a partnership with her husband, the former soccer star David Beckham and British music manager Simon Fuller, told Handelsblatt: “I do want this company to be big.I have very, very big plans regarding my business, obviously the last few years and now is the time for investment.
“So as we are a group we need to take my brand to the next level together. We are having to invest.”
She said: “My priority is to take the brand and the team to the next level. There are lots of things I want to do.” In particular,Germany is “a very, very important market” for her.
“It always has been. Even with the Spice Girls, Germany was always a very important market. Unfortunately it is one of those countries I don’t really get the opportunity to go to often enough.
Victoria, who recently broke into the U.S. market, announced the cooperation of her brand with U.S. cosmetic giant Esteé Lauder. And she is also launching her own less expensive designer clothes range in collaboration with U.S. budget fashion retailer Target, “which is something I wanted to do for a long time.”
“So I am reaching women in America that can either not afford designer prices or don’t want to pay designer prices.
“So again that’s a new customer that will come on board. So I would say that more and more different customer types joining the gang,if you like,” she said.
“The fashion brand, even though it has my name on it, is owned jointly David, Simon and me – likewise with David’s brand.
“Regarding my business, now is the time for investment. As we are a group we need to take my brand to the next level together. So we are having to invest.”
Looking to the future, would Mrs. Becks be prepared to hand over responsibility for her label at some point? “We’re not for sale. As I said, as a shareholder with David and Simon, we’ll continually evaluate the best strategic direction.”
Posted on February 2nd, 2017 at 7:14 am by SBGLA
Former Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell-Horner says it is a “miracle” she conceived naturally.
The 44-year-old star recently welcomed son Montague George Hector Horner with her husband Christian Horner and Geri admitted she feels “incredibly lucky” that she didn’t need any medical help in order to get pregnant. Oo-er!
She told The Sunday Times: “I feel incredibly lucky to have conceived naturally at my age, 44. I see it as a miracle. Trust me, I can still moan like the rest them but, equally, I remind myself every day that this is an absolute gift.”
And Geri, who battled bulimia when she was younger, insisted that she will not be a “fanatic” about losing the baby weight.
She said: “When it comes to losing my baby weight I am not going to be a fanatic about it. At the moment the stairs in my house are exercise enough. Trust me, I have been there, done it, with all that perfect clean eating, but sometimes it is not sustainable or manageable.
“For a long time now I have tried to have a balanced attitude towards food and dieting. I am like any other woman, I’ll scoff a few chocolates and then I’ll think, ‘Ooh, I’d better keep an eye on that.’
“But the important thing to me is trying to give yourself a break and say, “It’s OK to have the chocolate and eat the cake. Now I find if I allow myself to have a bit, I am less likely to overindulge.”
Geri also has a 10-year-old daughter Bluebell with her ex Sacha Gervasi and revealed that the youngster keeps her so busy she didn’t have time to worry about getting everything ready for the new baby.
She explained: “Only as my birth began to get close did I start to think about the reality of it, the preparation, the practical things, getting a nursery ready, and the things that one needs. But to be honest, as a mother to a 10-year-old already, I was thinking more about things like, “Has my daughter done her homework?'”
‘Ginger Spice‘ Geri then spoke about her love for yoga, explaining: “I found Iyengar yoga, which I have practised for several years, to be really helpful. I really like the pose when you are on all fours and you wiggle your hips… I also love a couple of standing poses, especially the half-moon, but deep down I am like a lazy lion. To me the resting poses are the best.”
Posted on January 12th, 2017 at 8:24 am by SBGLA
Former Spice Girls singer turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham has finally revealed she regrets having a boob job when she was younger, and that she was “stupid” for denying having had it done for such a long time.
In a heartfelt open letter, intended as an imagined letter to her teenage self about what the future would hold for her, was originally published in September 2016 in Vogue, but has been shared again online in January and praised.
“Learn to embrace your imperfections,” Victoria wrote. “That is what I want to tell you. Let your skin breathe – wear less make-up (and don’t ever let that make-up artist shave your eyebrows! The effects will last forever).”
In the lengthy piece, Victoria covers everything from being bullied at school, to auditioning for the Spice Girls, meeting her husband David Beckham and wishing she knew more about the “offside rule.”
She continued: “And I should probably say, don’t mess with your boobs. All those years I denied it – stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you’ve got.”
The 42 year old has rarely spoken about her cosmetic surgery in the past, mentioning it five years ago in a separate Vogue feature, saying before quickly shepherding the conversation on: “No torpedo bazookas, either. Gone.”
Three years later, Allure magazine confronted her with two ‘before and after’ pictures of herself with bigger boobs in the past. “I don’t have them any more. I think I may have purchased them,” she fessed up.
She’s due to receive an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list this month, for both her fashion empire and her services to charity. In the letter to her younger self, she said that her designing career would bring her “so much fun”.
“You are going to have so much fun with your clothes – PVC catsuits; chokers that say absurd things; weird spiky blonde hair. It will never occur to you that you appear ridiculous.
“You will turn up at awards ceremonies resembling a drag queen. You will always be addicted to Elnett hairspray but you will tone it down. Less of the ‘Hello! I just got stuck in a wind tunnel’, please.”
Posted on January 4th, 2017 at 8:49 pm by SBGLA
Former 80’s heartthrob Matt Goss has revealed that there was an ultimate pop couple that never quite came to be – him and Victoria Beckham.
The Bros singer made the astonishing confession as he prepares to go back on tour with his brother fir the first time in decades.
The 48-year-old former boyband star admitted that he had a crush on the star – but he wasn’t willing to compete with Becks. Oo-er!
Matt’s revelation comes after former the Spice Girls singer Victoria revealed in her autobiography that she fancied the singer during his 80s hey day.
She wrote: “I was convinced I was going to marry Matt Goss. I was so obsessed.”
Now Matt has confessed at one point the feeling was mutual – but unfortunately they were never meant to be.
He told Closer magazine: “Victoria is such a lovely girl. I had a crush on her too, but I think she made the right choice.”
Victoria went on to marry David Beckham while Matt has been connected to a string of beautiful women – including former MTV host Daisy Fuentes, Mel Sykes and, most recently, singer Rebecca Ferguson.
Posted on January 4th, 2017 at 7:34 am by SBGLA
Mel B looked sensational as she flashed her pins on the Broadway stage playing the part of Roxie Hart in Chicago.
The former Spice Girl amazed the audience with her skills performing in New York City as the murderous character in the popular gangster musical.
Wearing matching red lipstick and nail varnish for the role, the mother-of-three looked glam dancing in a bowler hat and cane, and an all-black stage outfit, finished off with fishnet tights and silver heels.
“If you’re into high heels, you want them the higher the better,” the X Factor judge said just before her debut as the American murderess, Hart.
After years of criticising others, she finds herself on stage. She seems unfazed, saying she made frequent visits to the recording studio in her Los Angeles home to prepare.
The singer and TV star shot to fame as part of the five-piece Spice Girls, known for its girl-power attitude thanks to songs like Wannabe and Spice Up Your Life. The group marked its 20th anniversary this year, which also happens to be the 20th anniversary of Chicago. But Mel B said none of the members managed to pull off a tour or an event to celebrate.
Mel B, who since the Spice Girls’ chart-topping exploits has become a sought-after TV judge, said she’s relishing the chance to play a jail inmate who kills her boyfriend and sings about her new-found celebrity.
This isn’t her first time on Broadway, however. Mel B received rave reviews playing Mimi in Rent back in 2005. But this time her task has Bob Fosse-inspired choreography, skimpy outfits and killer songs such as “Me and My Baby.”
“My nine-year-old said, ‘Why did you choose that part? It’s such a big part,”’ she said. “And I’m like, “Cause it’s good to challenge yourself.’ And then I’m thinking, ‘Why did I choose that one?”’
Mel made her debut in the award-winning show on December 28 and revealed her opening night performance broke box office records.
She wrote on Instagram: “Wanna say abig thank you for all your support for my opening night last night,we broke a box office record yiippeeee,come see it it’s such a great show if I may say so myself @chicagomusical #roxiehart #girlpower”.
The America’s Got Talent judge is keeping herself busy as she’s also set to appear in new episodes of Channel 5’s Lip Sync Battle UK alongside Professor Green.
She revealed she’s keen to work with the rapper on some new music – as well as the planned Spice Girl reunion.
Mel said: “We have spoken about working on some music together and it’s something we are going to work out.”
Love me a bit of Mel… Well done Scary, I am coming to you see you!
Posted on October 27th, 2016 at 7:34 am by SBGLA
Ex-Spice Girls Singer Mel C was slammed by This Morning viewers earlier today as Spice Girl fans claimed she was putting on a ‘terrible posh accent’ and ‘forgotten her roots’.
The 42-year-old star is back with a new solo album and appeared on the ITV Daytime show to explain why she wasn’t joining the latest Spice Girl reunion. Oo-er!
Despite ITV’s Holly Willoughby practically begging Mel to return to the group, those who were watching at home were reacting to the Liverpudlian singer’s accent.
“How posh does Mel c sound? Lost her accent big style #thismorning,” said one viewer.
Another added that it was the “worst attempt at a posh accent” they’d ever heard.
Speaking about her return to music, Mel told Ben Shephard and Holly it was “exciting, daunting, tiring” and her new sound is “honest”.
Mel C said: “I’ve always been honest but as I got older I think I’m more courageous to delve a little bit more.
Holly then pleaded for her to join Mel B, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton for the Spice Girl reunion.
“Its really hard. I know people want it,” said Melanie. “There are various reasons. It was just bothering me. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle and you need all the peices.
Victoria Beckham is not joining the other girls for a reunion, and Mel added: “We’re not the same if we’re not all together.”
When Holly pressed for her to join the girls, she replied: “Yeah, that is not going to happen.”
Personally, I think she sounds as if she has just grown up, that’s all… And she is certainly NOT Posh!
* This Morning airs weekdays at 10.30am on ITV in the UK or search Youtube.
Posted on September 7th, 2016 at 10:40 am by SBGLA
Geri Horner (formerly Halliwell) AKA Ginger Spice says she quit because she wasn’t comfortable being part of the group any more.
Geri shocked fans in 1998 by walking off midway through their Spiceworld European Tour.
She now reveals: “There was a moment I decided to leave the band.
“I felt like it had grown into this huge monster, bigger than the individuals, bigger than the band itself.
“Obviously there was a bit of ruction in the band and I was like: ‘I just don’t want to do this any more.”
Another thing that pushed Geri, 44, to the edge was the girls – she admits they weren’t getting along.
She adds: “It was like: ‘You’re getting on my nerves and I don’t know how to talk this through, so I’m out of here.”
But the Watford-born lass now recognises she could have handled it better.
Geri says: “It was quite immature, looking back.”
Geri, Mel B and Emma Bunton have reunited and are expected to perform new material in London’s Hyde Park next July. Can’t wait for that!